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Abandoned Italian castle fit for kings again after recent renovations

Georgina Johnston
31 Jan 2020

Luxury castle accommodation reopens in Piedmont Region, bringing back Renaissance elegance

The Castello di Casalborgone building dates back to 999 AD and though rebuilt in the 18th century, for the past 40 years it has been empty and was completely abandoned in the last 18 months. Now after a meticulous renovation, it has been restored to its full Renaissance glory by Gary Douglas, an American entrepreneur and antiques aficionado. Douglas handpicked every item from all over the world, from the $12,000 handmade bedspread from Jaipur in one of the rooms, to the 300 year old Aubusson Tapestry on a central wall, to the Baccarat Chandeliers from Persia, and the crystal glasses used in the restaurant. Every detail has been considered, from the most luxurious 1050 count sheets, candlestick covers from the last Kings of Iran, to tapestries from the 17th century. 

Castello di Casalborgone is located approximately between Turin and Milan; capturing hilltop views of the Casalborgone village and surrounding fields. Guests can also enjoy walks in the castle gardens. The Castello boasts 12 boutique guest rooms, a bell tower, a grand hall, a lovingly restored historic library with books from the 17th century, a cosy bar and a giant drawing room. Each space is furnished with beautiful antiques and original artworks of historical significance, making it an ideal location for weddings and personal celebrations, art and antique exhibitions and photography shoots.  

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